Lanterns and Maples
by Yoshida Toshi
|Artist:||Yoshida Toshi — 吉田遠志|
|Title:||Lanterns and Maples|
|Series:||White-line garden print series|
|Date 1st edition?:||1963|
|Publisher 1st edition?:||Not Set|
|Publisher (this edition)?:||Not Set|
|Medium (1st edition):||Woodblock|
|Medium (this edition):||Woodblock|
|Format (1st edition):||Not Set|
|Format (this edition):||Not Set|
|DB artwork code:||32562|
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|Notes (this edition)?:||The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:|
Offered for sale is a wonderful, pencil signed (and thus lifetime impression), woodblock by Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995), titled Lanterns and Maples. It depicts a garden in Mitake and according to the Yoshida Hanga catalogue, the blocks were self-cut by Toshi himself. In the left margin, embossed in Japanese is the date 1963. It is from Toshi Yoshida's "white-line" garden print series, in which Toshi used a white outline rather than the traditional black outline. According to Eugene M. Skibbe in his seminal book Yoshida Toshi: Nature, Art and Peace, in this series of prints Toshi incorporated ideas from his earlier abstract oil painting and prints into otherwise traditional material. Toshi Yoshida is the eldest son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the preeminent shin hanga school masters, and in the last few years since his death, has finally been achieving the recognition that bypassed him during his lifetime.
|Artist Bio:||Toshi Yoshida was the eldest son of Hiroshi Yoshida.|
Like his father he undertook extensive travels all over the world. His trips took him to the U.S.A., Canada, India,
Africa, Australia and even to Antarctica. Most of his print subjects are focused on landscapes or animals depicted in a realistic style.
After the death of his father Hiroshi Yoshida, he even experimented in abstract art for a while but returned to realistic landscape prints.
よしだ・とおし 明治44年東京生まれ 画家・吉田博の長男で父に師事 大平洋美術学校卒 日展入選など 「動物絵本シリーズ」で絵本にっぽん賞受賞 日本版画協会会員 平成7年歿